Just bought a Samsung Smart TV but not happy with the volume when I play music DVD's. I just can't crank it up enough when I use my Blue-Ray DVD player or attach my laptop with HDMI cables. How can I hook-up my stereo speakers to the TV? These are older speakers, 1980's with wires to the back of the receiver, but they kick-butt.
I hooked-up my Windows 7 laptop to the receiver with the RCA plugs that have one end in the headphone jack and the remaining red & white ends to the receiver. This gets me where I want to go with downloaded music and CD's and even DVD's but then I can't see the DVD's on the 55" TV. I feel I'm close to the solution with the laptop already hooked up to the big speakers. Can I just hookup the laptop to the TV with the HDMI and play the DVD from the laptop with the stereo speakers hooked up to the stereo receiver? I don't want to blow something up. Need your advice.